Events & Activities

UHS Presents Sweeney Todd

Date: 
April 26, 2017 - 7:00pm to April 30, 2017 - 2:30pm

Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street will be performed at 7:00 pm April 26 – 29 and at 2:30 pm on Sunday April 30.
All performances will be in the Urbana High School Cobb Auditorium, 1002 S. Race Street.
Tickets are $5 for students and $10 for adults, and are available at the box office, which opens 30 minutes prior to each performance.

For more information, email tbroeker@usd116.org or ktennant@gmail.com.

Most who are familiar with the musical Sweeney Todd probably wouldn’t describe it as a “high school-appropriate” production. For starters, the show’s narrative is very dark, and from a technical perspective it’s challenging on many levels, from the Stephen Sondheim score to the mechanics of the set.

But stretching his students is exactly what UHS Director of Theatre Tim Broeker had in mind. “I try to always pick a show that has a challenge. This one is an all-encompassing beast,” Broeker said. “But it’s something the students are so excited and passionate about. They’re really rising to the occasion.”

A Poetry Reading by the Quintessential Poets

Date: 
April 19, 2017 -
7:00pm to 8:30pm

Come hear original work by members of the Quintessential Poets — all published writers from the Champaign-Urbana area who meet regularly to critique each other’s work.

The readers will be Frank Modica, John Palen, Elaine Palencia, and Pat Simpson. This is their third reading at The Urbana Free Library, and it is open and free to the public.

Refreshments will be available. For more information, contact Carol Inskeep (cinskeep@urbanafree.org) or 217-367-4405.

Illinois Marathon Information

Date: 
April 20, 2017 - 4:00pm to April 22, 2017 - 8:00pm

Illinois Marathon LogoVolunteers Needed!

The 2017 Christie Clinic Illinois Marathon activities will begin on Thursday, April 20, 2017, and run through Saturday, April 22, 2017. Organizers are seeking 500 to 600 volunteers to help with the race. If you are interested in participating in this community event, please sign up on their website, http://illinoismarathon.com/.

Illinois Marathon Street Closures

 

Pedestrian Master Plan Central Urbana Neighborhood Meeting

Date: 
May 4, 2017 - 5:30pm

Urbana Pedestrian Master Plan Central Urbana Neighborhood Meeting

Thursday, May 4
5:30 – 7:00 p.m.
Urbana City Building Council Chambers
400 South Vine Street

RSVP is requested but not necessary.  To RSVP or for more information: 

Gabe Lewis, CCRPC Transportation Planner, glewis@ccrpc.org, 217-328-3313.  www.ccrpc.org

 

Pedestrian Master Plan South and Southeast Urbana Neighborhood Meeting

Date: 
May 2, 2017 - 5:30pm

Urbana Pedestrian Master Plan South and Southeast Urbana Neighborhood Meeting

Tuesday, May 2
7:00 – 8:30 p.m.
Yankee Ridge School Gym
2102 South Anderson Street

RSVP is requested but not necessary.  To RSVP or for more information: 

Gabe Lewis, CCRPC Transportation Planner, glewis@ccrpc.org, 217-328-3313.  www.ccrpc.org

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Pedestrian Master Plan University District Neighborhood Meeting

Date: 
April 27, 2017 - 5:00pm

Urbana Pedestrian Master Plan University District Neighborhood Meeting

Thursday, April 27
5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Krannert Center - Uncorked
600 South Goodwin Avenue

RSVP is requested but not necessary.  To RSVP or for more information: 

Gabe Lewis, CCRPC Transportation Planner, glewis@ccrpc.org, 217-328-3313.  www.ccrpc.org

 

Pedestrian Master Plan West Urbana and Downtown Neighborhood Meeting

Date: 
April 25, 2017 - 5:30pm

Urbana Pedestrian Master Plan West Urbana and Downtown Neighborhood Meeting

Tuesday, April 25
5:30 – 7:00 p.m.
Pizza M Back Room
208 West Main Street

RSVP is requested but not necessary.  To RSVP or for more information: 

Gabe Lewis, CCRPC Transportation Planner, glewis@ccrpc.org, 217-328-3313.  www.ccrpc.org